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JUNO Journal: May 2024

News & Views

Relational Ethics

As best I can I try to stay up to date with as much as I can, of relevance to and with the potential for impact on, the part of the world that JUNO operates in: leadership development, workplace coaching, social justice and welfare, employment and labour market trends to name a few.

In my conversations and readings I often stumble onto something – an idea, a term, a concept, a topic – that I either haven’t heard of at all, or that I may have heard of and don’t know a whole lot about, but figure I should know a little more about.

Insert – Relational Ethics – here

Relational Ethics comes from Community and Liberation Psychology.

“Acting ethically involves more than resolving ethical dilemmas through good moral reasoning; it demands attentiveness and responsiveness to our commitments to one another, to the earth, and to all living things.”

You can likely imagine, given the space that JUNO operates in, my interest in relational ethics piqued when I read that quote from Canadian nursing professor Wendy J Austin. It felt like there’s a real humanity underlying relational ethics.

‘Ethics’ per se is often associated with ideas of morality and character – good and bad; right and wrong. Ethics – A right way. Ethics – The right way. My reading tells me though that this binary approach ignores many forms of ethics.
Relational ethics provides a unique and relative perspective.

Relational ethics situates ethics within the context of relationships and respectful engagement characterised by recognition, support and acceptance of the other and their experiences.

Relational ethics suggests we act from our hearts and minds, acknowledge our interpersonal bonds to others, and take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.

I am pressing on with my quest for further understanding and knowledge about Relational Ethics – it’s a topic that will likely feature in our JUNO Programs into the future, as we continue to do our tiny part to make the world – specifically the organisational world and the world of work – a better place.

‘Management Tip Of The Day’ – with thanks to HBR

At JUNO we help many fine humans to craft and polish their Resume. Our proteges in particular are most often quite early in their working lives while some have had work experience but the whole Resume thing is a brand new world for them.

Here’s a few common Resume mistakes to avoid, that we keep top of mind, lifted from: “4 Resume Mistakes to Avoid When You Don’t Have Much Experience,” by Irina Cozma

Including irrelevant experience.

Focus on what’s pertinent. Skip the unrelated jobs and highlight relevant experiences. Expand on your contributions and use metrics to show impact. Keep other experiences in your back pocket—they may be useful to mention in an interview.


Instead of tweaking your resume for every job, create a solid version that fits a job category. Collect a number of similar job descriptions, identify common responsibilities, and reflect those in your resume. This will save you time and allow you to apply to more jobs.


Keep it simple. A straightforward, well-organised layout is crucial. Use standard templates and avoid creative designs that can confuse recruiters or disrupt application-tracking systems.

Sending from an unprofessional email address.

Please, please, please: Use a professional email address, and avoid odd or outdated domains. And while you’re at it: Name your resume file appropriately, like “YourName_Resume,” and always submit it as a PDF. You don’t want your email to be the reason your resume ends up in the trash or ‘spam folder’.

Tiny Thoughts, with thanks to Farnham Street

What is ‘hard work’?

These five points jumped out as they add some useful context to the term ‘hard work’. There are different types of hard work:
● Outthinking (a better strategy, a shortcut)
● Pure Effort (working longer, intensity)
● Opportunistic (positioning yourself to take advantage of change)
● Consistency (doing average things for longer)
● Focus (saying no to distractions)

Each of these requires a different type of hard work.

From TED This Month

We thought we’d pilot a new addition this month – ‘a short thought-starter’ from the land of TED Talks. Angus Hervey (Future Crunch, Fix The News) and his work is known to JUNO’s chief scribe. Here’s nine minutes of data driven positivity for you – you need to watch this.

https://www.ted.com/talks/angus_hervey_the_good_news_you_might_have_missed?language= en

JUNO Graduations, Mock Interview Workshops & Client Celebrations for the month

Thank you for reading JUNO Institute’s News and Views

We’ve been helping clients and partners, and transforming lives in the process, for over two decades. We are always ready to help you tackle your next challenge.

Please contact us at JUNO at any time on anything and everything connected to your Leadership Development and Coaching agenda.

Contact JUNO here: Phone: +61 3 9866 7993; Mobile: +61 4 0854 3320 or send me an email directly at placey@junoin.com.au

Until June, Paul

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